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near the suspect have been safely removed. >> why did you shoot him? any time there is use of deadly force by police officers, it's a long investigation and that will go through the investigative process. >> based on the information that we had, we believe that it was -- that the hostages' lives were in danger. >> where was he shot? >> i don't know the answer to that? >> [ inaudible ] >> i don't know the order in which he went down and the explosive device went off. >> was he becoming more agitated? >> we were talking to him for several hours and he had a wide range of emotions during the discussions. >> and what was the [ inaudible ] of the discovery building? >> i don't have all of that information but i know that he had some history with the folks at discovery channel and i believe in fact that there -- that he was arrested here a couple of years ago and so we -- there is some history between he and the discovery folks i don't have any information on the condition suspect. i don't have any information on the condition of the suspect. it was just a few minutes before the shooting h
to get busy and take notes and write stuff down like that, they will not be able to use the system unless they keep both hands on the wheel. >> dc police set up a check point outside the summit today, looking for drivers who were texting or talking on their cell phones without a hands free device. >> i barely do it, i was trying to figure out what our time schedule was for our daughter's back to school night. >> i feel bad, because i'm late for work. >> they have to do what they have to do. >> the drivers face a $100 fine. most people agree enforcement is the key to cutting back on distracted driving, but the challenge for local police is finding the time and manpower to do so each and every day. and we want to remind you about a very important campaign right here at wusa9. it's called the great hangup. an effort to get everybody to stop using their cell phones while they are driving. if you have been affected, we would love to share your story on the air. you can tell us your story by going to the great hangup. the page is wusa9.com or you can call us, 202-895-5960. >>> senate candi
material. >> where was the treasurer? >> angry candidates like anthony muse, whose picture was used without permission on the fake mailer suggesting he endorsed a long list of candidates he doesn't. >> when you have to break the law to become a lawmaker, every citizen should have problems with that. >> one county council candidate endorsed in the fraudulent mailer is jerry mathis, who is quoted by the gazette saying, i think it's good political strategy. the state's attorney general appears to be serious about prosecuting. >> this was completely illegal and in violation of state election laws because there is a committee that is put on that ballot which doesn't exist. >> i'm bruce leshan in loudoun county. yes, virginia, there will be christmas here in leesburg. the board of supervisors voted overwelmingly to throw the doors open to everyone religious displays, not religious displays, all allowed here at the courthouse. >> merry christmas. >> for decades on the courthouse grounds, a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some
daughter said i want it to hit us. i have a house. my roof is going to blow off. somebody has to pay for the roof. >> reporter: that is not good. back now live, the bars are closing a little bit earlier and the situation here a little bit quieter than it usually is on a labor day weekend. but i actually talked to folks who had evacuated from north carolina. they're staying up here a little wadz. they were mad -- ways. they were mad about that. i said think about katrina and the people that stayed behind there. it wasn't good for them. derek back to you. >> thank you, bruce. >>> now we're going to travel north to ocean city, maryland where emergency workers say they are prepared as they should be as earl creeps closer to their coast. our scoot broom is there. >> reporter: tonight they're waiting for the storm and should they stay or should they go. >> the big gates on the sea walls slammed shut. the final preparations from keeping the surf to destroy the boardwalk as earl pushes close. >> i'm kind of excited. >> we're definitely going to stay. >> yes. >> reporter: people in ocean city
scene. >> reporter: using canine tracking, there was a video camera on the school that allowed them to figure out how many people were there, and roughly the direction they were heading in. >> reporter: police say whack posed with the murder weapon and poseed the pictures online as dna was found inside the victim's car. >> reporter: now, normally, under these kinds of circumstances, the accused would have gotten 15 to 25 years in prison, but the court decided to give him 30 years in prison because of the nature of the crime. reporting live, armando cruel. back to you. >>> well, if you really want to know who d.c.'s mayor was going to be last night, you likely had to sacrifice some sleep. the election results were surprisingly slow in coming, left a lot of us scratching our heads as to what was going on. >> as brittany morehouse explains, the city took an aggressive overhaul of the election process, something that may not have been quite ready for prime time. >> we're taking the long way around. >> reporter: as if he didn't have enough on his hands, he takes us room by room. >> perso
buildings and many of us are doing this now that we're in the new reality. >> there is a different vantage point of "discovery" there in the middle of silver springs. people, employees, who evacuated there quickly about 1:00, 130, after all of this started, still some waiting to get back in. we understand that the police have units and making sure there are no other dangerous explosives. this suspect was believed to have brought in boxes and backpacks with him and they're checking those out and probably canvassing the entire building to make sure that it is safe before people go back inside to collect some of their valuable that they need. >> and there is no timetable for this because their job is to make sure the building is safe and not to make sure people can come in, get their purse and keys and get their cars. so this could be something that goes on for some time as well. we heard from the battalion chief from montgomery county, they're literally going to go floor to floor, room to room, to try to identify any potentially dangerous items. and if they come across something, it is their
at reagan national hit some big turbulence this morning. this happened on the u.s. airways flight coming out of providence. two flight attendants needed to be treated. nobody else was hurt. >>> and u.s. airways is letting passengers planning to fly in and out of national change their flight without having to pay a penalty tonight. that travel advisory also extends to bwi marshal airport. continental is also offering waivers at three airports. have not heard of any other airlines. out on the rails, virginia railway express predicting delays up to an hour and a half. mark has delays of up to a half hour as well and amtrak had some delays all day long. be sure to check the status of any train you need to catch or the ones you're waiting for before you head out the door. we have links to amtrak, and mark at wusa9.com. all you have to do is click on traffic. >>> one of the westbound lanes of the columbia pike in arlington is blocked off by those orange construction barrels tonight. that's because the heavy rains today have created a sink hole and it is right near south wakefield. crews were able
in as a shed fire. that's where the shed used to be. but when it was burning, winds sent the flames 20 feet away to this row of the town houses melting that vinyl siding. >> vinyl siding covers all these town houses. highly flammable. a good temperature. so the threat of the fire as it goes up here to the topics, quickly made their way to the attic in the roof area. >> reporter: now, of course, it could have been much worse, but the neighbors knocked on doors, getting everybody out. the firefighters got all the pets. and just incredible. a little big. actually, this is a heavy cat found alive inside the burned townhouse. can you believe it? or owner has a huge smile on her face. as all the pets made it out okay. it was a hot and raging fire. >> and she looks almost as big as you are. >> like 20 pounds. 15 years old, that cat. unbelievable. burned whiskers. >> did those town homes have fire walls? >> they absolutely do have fire walls. you can see the brick coming out. but the brick does not come far enough out. that's the way it is. and the vinyl siding is so flammable that the fire gets up
of the explosive devises on him went off as well. >> 9 news now at 7:00 starts right now. please stay with us. >>> a man storms the discovery channel building in silver spring, taking three hostages. >> we heard two gunshots. >> like pop, pop, something like that, but higher pitched kind of. >> reporter: and after a nearly four-hour standoff, tonight that gunman is dead. >>> i'm derek mcginty live at the corner of solesville road and wayne avenue in silver spring, maryland, where it's been a very long day which ended with the shooting of that hostage-taker. a man named james lee walked into the discovery building and perhaps fired a shot. we are waiting for confirmation on that. he took three hostages and held them for four hours and then police opened fire and killed him. delia gonsalves has been here with me much of the afternoon. she gives us more on the details on how it went down. >> it has been a very chaotic day. a lot of questions are still unanswered at this point but we do know thankfully that the three hostages, all men, who were held by the gunman for nearly four hours are now hom
>>> we begin tonight with that flood watch. that rain has been pounding us off and on all day long. >>> right now the national weather service issued a flood watch for the entire d.c. area until 8:00 tomorrow morning and we have team coverage keeping an eye on the situation. topper shutt in the weather center live in montgomery county. >> let's get over to topper. the forecast, how much rain tonight? >> that's the heaviest activity we've seen later on tonight just in time for the morning commute. let's start with the watch area, hasn't changed been issued since 3:00 this afternoon, i think the threat diminished but a flash flood watch covers the entire metro area from essentially i-81 all the way to the bay. so overnight then we're looking at a flash flood watch and we're looking at looks like heaviest activity between 3:00 a.m. and about 7:00 a.m. so breezy and muggy. it's really muggy outside. rain and thunderstorms low temperature 65-70 winds increasing. a quick look at doppler radar shows light activity toward baltimore and north of annapolis but we'll come back and track that
's threat to burn copies of the muslim holy book could endanger u.s. troops serving overseas. christian, carrie jones says he's prepared to burn copies of the choran this weekend to mark the anniversary of the september 11 attacks. leaving open the possibility he'll change his mind. >> want to send a clear message to the peaceful muslims. we have freedom of speech. we have freedom of religion. they are more than welcome to be here. more than welcome to worship. more than welcome to build mosques, but our 9/11 demonstration, our 9/11 protest is to send a clear message to the radical element of islam that we will not tolerate that in america. >> un-american and the u.s. commander in afghanistan says the image of a burning choran would insight more violence. delia joins us with more from our local military community. >> they will let general patraeus speak for them on this issue. however, lotteds of folks here in town agree and share the same fear that this protest could spark more violence. in the town of quantico, where american flags fly just steps from the marine base, love of count
years ago. both the u.s. supreme court and the governor, bob mcdonald, they have now declined her request for clemency. >>> today, governor mcdonald released the results of the private audit of the virginia department of transportation. and the results were less than impressive. that investigation found hundreds of millions of dollars, actually went unspent while of course, drivers around here, they were sitting in traffic. the governor called the problem, missing management. and he said that the money could have paid for the roadside mowing, rest stop, or the other workers salaries. >>> in the meantime, they are wondering if keeping those shoulder lanes on i-66 open all the time would help ease some of the traffic on the the highways. right now, those lanes, they are only open during the rush hour. keeping them open around the clock, would cost about $8 million. and the county is also thinking about thing longer-term solutions to the traffic tieups like hot lanes, or maybe extending metro service. >>> and speaking of metro rail, it is now significantly safer than when the red lin
the way there, where the lights are all set up, the bus is still in place. they will not confirm for us whether, in fact, that deceased individual may be the driver. only that it is an adult. and they are trying to reach out to family members and notify them before they make it public. i also understand accident investigators are trying to place exactly where each person was sitting to understand what happened and the em -- impact of the crash. there were adults and children on the tour bus, parents and children, but we don't know if some of the injured are among children. and there are still hospitals flying above and they are trying to get last-minute pictures of the crash scene. but investigators tell us they will be out here for hours tonight but will give us an update on more details involving the fatality and what they think happened on that bus once they are able to notify next of kin. reporting live from i-270, anita brikman, back to you. >> anita, thank you for that. >>> and that accident has created a virtual nightmare situation for anybody who tried to get home west of town t
. they announced in the building, and then they took us all through the garage. >> and do you guys work on staying in a place and security comes to get you. >> yes. >> reporter: some employees learned about the incident when they returned from lunch. >> i was in the atrium and at a meeting at 1:00 and just about that time i was told that there was a gunman in the lobby. >> the effects rippled outward concerning families and people trying to get somewhere. >> first of all my husband works at whole foods so i'm worried if the bomb does go off, he could be effected. and second of all i'm trying to get to see my family in dupont circle and i can't get to see them. i can't leave here. >> why? >> i can't cross the street or leave this side of the street. i'm stuck over here. >> reporter: students at nearby blair high school were released after the incident had begun. a concern to some students. >> i think it was within the radius for -- for some sort of notification. i guess it's like two miles away. so they -- they should be able to at least notify us there might be some sort of transportation issue. >
because of the tabulation problems that they have been having. >> much later than i think most of us expected. >> absolutely. >>> some tense moments is at large councilmen phil mendelson waits to see if voters send him back after 12 years. >> they claim his challenger michael brown has benefitted from name confusion, many people thinking he's actually the sitting at large council member michael a brown. however, mendelson is still confident. >> my sense is that there were a large number of voters who were aware of the name confusion, and that awareness was really what the challenge was. >> his name is on the ballot. if people want to vote for him, they can vote for him. why is he concerned why people are voting for someone else? he should be concerned about why people aren't voting for him. >> an if he is elected, brown says he will work for dc voting rights. we should know he is a dc shadow senator and that is why it was created as an advocate for dc. >>> another showdown is michael jackson for prince george's county executive. gary nurenberg has been following the candidate all day
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